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Nice John!
One of the two guys is working twice as hard.
How do cut all of your gears?

You turn those things out faster than I could even hope to do.

You need to check this one out
 

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Well played my friend. You have one upped me again. Hmm. I will have to peruse my John Hutchinson plan catalog and see if I can build something to compete. You got a fat men duet here so I will have to match with a duet of my own. I may look into the animal kingdom to compete with the weight of those two. Kudos again to your architectural genius.
 

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Out Standing!!
Just out standing
 

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Again perfect ''ten''. They realy shared the job equaly.
 

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oldnovice: As Ivan noted, they're sharing the job equally. I lay out my gear trains with the help of Matthias Wandel's Gear Template Generator … http://woodgears.ca/gear_cutting/template.html ... and then use my own techniques for cutting them.
I'm getting faster because I'm doing variations on a theme. And by this time I'm getting a good feel for what will, and WILL NOT, work. The hummingbird automaton is crazy good, but it's a little (no, a lot) out of my league. Having said that, I'm still happy with my fanfares for the common man.

Todd: You keep me going, friend. Bless you.

Ivan: Brilliant comments! You're scoring the athletes and giving us a physics lesson.
 

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And speaking of physics …

I shot the video at 80 frames/second, and then slowed it down to 30 frames/second to show the actual speed of movement. I couldn't understand why the bulb was flickering in the video until it dawned on me that I was shooting at a rate higher than 60 cycles/second alternating current. How my cheapo DSLR can do that is WAAAY beyond me.
 

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Wow, double trouble. I think it's great one working harder that the other, so true to life. Maybe the guy one the left should be thinner since he is working harder.
 

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Dave: He's not working harder, just faster. Not sure about smarter. :)
 

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John, you hope understand that I really do like your work and pointing out the humming bird was not intended as an insult of your work! Different strokes for different folks!
 

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Pretty neat! And the trick is in knowing if the little gear is turning the large gear, or is the large gear turning the little one!
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Really? Are you SURE ?? :)

very whimsical !
 

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Just great John.

Madts.
 

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The problem with running two guys is that now I want three.
I'm seeing three crankers tuning a driveshaft and propeller in a Yellow Submarine. I found a lampshade with some tropical fish, so that oughta do it. :)

 

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John, this is great! I love the color coordinated jogging suits!
 

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Thanks, Candy. Dynamo Man #1 was naked and I got a lot of complaints. :)
 

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Well, since you have to make three men move anyway, might as well make the lampshade turn too !
 

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Good point, Joe. But then some of the fishes would be swimming backwards. Oh, kinda like the men cranking backwards. It'll fit right in!
 

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Great ideas !!! I was going to run them by my design department, but my cat's sick. :)
 

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Another great one John. The music was perfect too.
 

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I had to go back and watch the video because I had my volume turned too low to hear it.
Good complimentary music! Is there anything you can do wrong?
 
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